What is keto diet?
Keto diet is a low-carb diet that results in ketosis. To achieve positive results, this diet has to be very low in carbohydrates, high in dietary fat and include a moderate amount of proteins. In short, this diet involves depleting your body of carbs and forcing it to break down fat for energy.
What does keto mean?
The “Keto” in ketogenic diet comes from the fact that it allows your body to produce small fuel molecules – ketones. This is an alternative source of fuel for the body, which is used when blood sugar (glucose) is in short supply.
How to get into ketosis?
Ketones are produced if you eat very few carbs (that are quickly broken down into blood sugar) and only moderate amounts of protein (excess protein can also be converted to blood sugar). The liver produces ketones from fat. These ketones then serve as a fuel source throughout the body, especially for the brain.
Why follow the keto diets?
The keto diet is known for being one of the most effective weight loss diets around as it is low in carbs and glucose and high in good fats. Apart from that, the diet has shown other positive signs such as better mental clarity and higher energy levels.